Direct Drug Plan Billing

Here at Brintnell Pharmacy, we aim to make getting your medications as easy and convenient as possible, which is why we offer Direct Drug Plan Billing, along with a range of payment options. 

For your convenience, we accept your pay-direct drug card and will ensure that your claim will be processed efficiently, right at the pharmacy, sending your claim electronically, directly to the relevant drug plan adjudicators for immediate processing.

Our friendly pharmacy staff will help you through every step of the process, including letting you know whether the prescribed medication is covered under your plan, if the drug needs any kind of special prior approval or specific authorization, as well as what portion (if any), you will be expected to pay.  

Our staff is here to care for you, your family, and our community. 


We offer a range of payment options and accept several different benefits programs, insurances, and groups, ensuring that healthcare and medication are accessible to anyone who needs it. Some of the drug plans that we can bill directly include Alberta Blue Cross, Manulife, Canada Life, Express Scripts Canada, Telus Health, Manitoba Blue Cross, etc.


The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program of Indigenous Services Canada supplies registered First Nations and recognized Inuit with various health benefits. This program offers access to several different medications, which includes eligible prescription drugs, along with some over-the-counter medications. 


The people of Alberta can benefit from Alberta Works. A health benefits card is provided through the Alberta Works Health Benefit Plan to those who are eligible. The health benefits card helps those people care for themselves and their dependents, covering a range of eligible prescription drugs and some over-the-counter medications. 

Many different groups are covered by the Alberta Works health benefits plan. The groups included are: 

  • Child and Family Services (Group 20403)  
  • Alberta Child Health Benefit (Group 20400)  
  • Children and Youth Services (Group19824)  
  • Income Support (Group 19823)  
  • Learners Program (Group 22128)  
  • Alberta Human Services (AISH) (Group 19823)  
  • Alberta Adult Health Benefit (AAHB) (Group 23609) 


For those who do not have a drug plan and would need to pay the full costs of their medication, our pharmacy manager would be happy to help you and find a way to reduce your medication expenses, wherever possible. The same is true for anyone taking multiple medications in a blister pack or anyone who is a visitor to Canada.  

Get in touch with us or come in to talk to our pharmacy manager for assistance in reducing your medication costs. Conditions may apply.